Why is my RAM detecting cereal?
January 29, 2009 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Has playing with BIOS options got you scratching your head as to why manually setting your RAM's speed and timings causes eternal reboots, but setting the options to something called SPD fixes your posting problems? Icrontic would love to shed some light on your confusion, by explain just what Serial Presence Detect is, why the JEDEC is very important to tweakers and just why CPU-Z doesn't seem to report your RAM going the speed you though it should.
"Icrontic.com has a guide we think might be beneficial to your readers. Ever day we see
countless people asking the question "Why does my new memory show up as PC2-6400 in CPU-Z?
Did I get ripped off?" on our forum and others. Here's the answer to the question so novice
system builders can understand SPD and save us all from heartache and drama."
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- G.Skill's F3-12800CL8T-6GBHK Tri-Channel DDR3 memory @
- G.Skill 3x2GB PC3-12800
Triple Channel DDR3 Kit Review @ Hardware Canucks
CSXO-CEC-800-4GB-KIT @ Overclockers Online
- CSX DIABLO DDR3-2000MHz 3GB Triple Channel Memory Kit @
- Patriot Viper
DDR3-2000 @ PureOverclock
- Kingston HyperX 2GHz DDR3 3GB Triple-Channel Memory Kit Review @ EOC